HORTUS BY NIGHT 2

hortus by night 2 canvas original by the fran zone
Blue Glasshouse, €377,-
oil and ink on canvas
60 x 80 cm / 23.6 x 31.5 in
hortus by night 2 canvas original by the fran zone
Purple Glasshouse, €377,-
oil and ink on canvas
60 x 80 cm / 23.6 x 31.5 in
 canvas original by the fran zone
Green Glasshouse, €377,-
oil and ink on canvas
60 x 80 cm / 23.6 x 31.5 in
canvas original by the fran zone
Red Glasshouse, €377,-
oil and ink on canvas
60 x 80 cm / 23.6 x 31.5 in
hortus by night canvas original by the fran zone
Khaki Glasshouse, €377,-
oil and ink on canvas
60 x 80 cm / 23.6 x 31.5 in

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If you’re interested in one of these fairy tale originals, click on them or check out my How to buy page. You can also contact me or visit my art studio. See you soon!

INSPIRATION FOR MY HORTUS BY NIGHT 2 CANVASSES

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hortus by night de palmenkas kleurrijk verlicht amsterdam hortus botanicus

On January 7 2019 I visited the Hortus by Night in de Hortus Amsterdam. And my year could not have started any better! I was totally enchanted by the fairy tale magic created by all the different coloured lights shining on the plants. It make me feel like I was off on some other worldly adventure. And it made me realise that in a different light all bets are off.

Back home I started making some sketches and soon I started painting. A couple of months later I ended up with a total of 12 canvas originals. It was the first time I had created so much art in such a short period of time. I loved every minute of it!

Afterwards I decided to split the series in two: Hortus by Night 1 and 2. The first series captures the fairy tale magic I experienced in the garden that night. While this second series explores colourful plants in moonlit greenhouses.

hortus by night ecoline met acrylverf
First draft with ink and oil paint.
hortus by night oost indische inkt met olieverf
First draft with ink and oil paint.

SPECS OF THESE CANVAS ORIGINALS

For these five canvas originals I used oil paint and ink. They are 60 x 80 cm / 23.6 x 31.5 inch. They come unframed.

THE HORTUS BY NIGHT 2 COLLECTION

Since the painting went so smooth and quick I wasn’t ready to let go of this inspiration once I was done. So I decided to take it one step further and translate the paintings into fabric patterns. Learn more.

Through collaborations with modern glass artist Elise Neve from Studio Glashelder and custom carpet agency TON Design the collection also includes exclusive jewellery and tapestries. You can check the whole Hortus by Night 2 Collection here.